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  1. Candyguy

    First snack machine

    The location will be near the sales floor, so it will be air conditioned. He told me I can put in the machine anytime, so I feel I do have some time to shop. This will be nice to try to find a deal on something used near me and not feel rushed. I will be sure to share or pm what I am looking at if you guys don't mind, just to make sure it's what I need at the right price point.
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    First snack machine

    I am not in Florida. I wish I had someone like that to setup and deliver. I actually wish I had a mentor of some sort, but that's just the way it is. I try to rely on you guys for info, which is excellent by the way! You have to crawl before you can walk right? I think the bulk experience will help me though even though full line is different game.
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    First snack machine

    Should I look for a used machine or order new. If so, from where?
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    First snack machine

    I have free reign with this place. I can also put in a soda machine if I want. It would be my first soda machine as well.
  5. Hi guys, First of all, I apologize for asking. I'm sure this has been asked a million times here, but I'm just kinda in a time crunch. I've been doing bulk for years. I had someone approach me at a medium size auto dealership and ask me if I could put in a snack machine. I said I can certainly look into it. I have always wanted to pursue this avenue and am ready. I was wondering what the best machine is to start off with. Between the service dept and sales, there are probably 50+ employees at all times there.
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    Pep Boys

    Usually until the Regional manager makes his way in there. But you might get lucky, that should be some good traffic while you have it.
  7. Candyguy

    Snack box update

    Are you finding any resistance or drop in sales at the $1.25 price point? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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    New route purchased - how much candy do I need

    In my experience you really have to do your homework when buying a route. I bought a route that was neglected, but seen opportunity for profit based on the locations they were in. It wasn't worth the asking price based on equipment, but I saw opportunity so we negotiated a deal. Was it a guarantee I was gonna make more profit? No, but I based my opinion on my own experience with certain type of locations. It ended up turning out great for me. Like any business, you learn over time, but you never stop learning. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  9. I think you have to go with what others often say on here. All it takes is one junkie to make a great location. Anything is worth a try imo. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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    Toy taxi crane price

    Does anyone run the Monkey Business machine? I really didn't feel like he was sales pitching me on the winner every time machines. He just mentioned his feedback from people he's sold to before.
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    Toy taxi crane price

    I'm leaning towards buying a new Toy Taxi. I called Coastal a few months ago and talked with a rep and had a pretty good conversation. He wasn't telling me what to do one way or the other, but said he thought the Monkey Business machine would be a good entry level machine for me. I know this is similar to the Chicken Machine where I have read some amusing threads in the history on this forum lol. His reason being was that its a winner every time which he believes leads to better sales.
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    Snack box update

    Have you seen any difference in sales and theft versus the $1.25 price point at your new locations? I would think having to put in that extra quarter might affect sales and theft sometimes. A dollar bill is an easy exchange.
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    Toy taxi crane price

    Thanks Musser. When I asked him about the plate, he told me he just sold the machine. I'm going to keep looking. I know I have a big learning curve ahead of me and am not looking to be spoon fed anything, but appreciate anyone's advice. I'm going to take a shot in the dark here. If anyone is willing to take some time to give me a general overview in person about the basic operation of a crane I would be willing to pay compensation to them. No tricks here, just looking for an honest person to get me on the right path. I would be willing to travel to meet. Anyone can Pm me your general location and maybe we can work something out.
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    Toy taxi crane price

    Musser, I sent you what I'm looking at. It would be my first crane. I'm looking for something to learn on.
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    Toy taxi crane price

    Hi guys What's a good used price on a toy taxi 31" crane? Guy wants $1050.00, but I have to arrange shipping.